Tuesday, 31 May 2011


Shift is a group exhibition that features the work of second year Documentary Photography students from the University of Wales, Newport. The exhibition is being held at Jacob's Market in Cardiff, running from Thursday 9th June - Saturday 11th June and will be open on those days from 9:30 - 17:00. Entry is free!

The opening event will take place on the evening of Wednesday 8th, beginning at 6pm. This is an open preview so pop in for a few glasses of wine!


milkwoodgallery presents…

Josh Redman’s
Dinner For One’

Jazz Cakes

Private View 7pm, Thursday 2nd June 2011
Continues 3rd – 25th June

Following a successful exhibition in Liverpool, JazzCakes bring their 100: POSTCARDS project to Cardiff.
One hundred artists from a diverse range of disciplines use the dimensions of a standard postcard to act as a vessel for thoughts and images based around the idea of communication, community and networks. http://www.jazzcakes.com

Josh Redman
Dinner For One’

Redman’s Dinner for One acts as a stark reminder of the fine line between independence and isolation, ‘Doris is very old, and she is basically alone….this is a piece for Doris and all the lonely eaters in this world.’

June 19th 10am - 4pm

Learn to love your Sewing Machine!

One day workshop which gives you the opportunity to learn all the skills you need to make yourself something fabulous on your own sewing machines or on one of ours if you don't have one.
£35 including lunch and refreshments.
Places are limited so please call 029 20473373 to book


As part of our chainstitch project with Sustrans, we will be at the following events in June with our trusty
hand crank Singer sewing machines:

Saturday June 11th The Big Tea Party in the Park
A family event in Parc Gwilym, Clydach to celebrate the opening of the new walking and cycling route.

Sunday 26th June Garn Lakes Country Fayre
Sustrans will be guiding a family bike ride at Garn Lakes Country Fayre to the Big Pit and milkwood's sewing project will be at the Fayre
after the bike ride, come and join us and stitch your trip!
Sustrans Cymru

Tuesday, 24 May 2011


Rhôd 2011

An urban/rural dialogue.
This fantastic group exhibition part organised by Roger Lougher a Forum regular, taking place at the beautiful grounds of Drefelin Mill in rural West Wales. See the website below for more details.

An exhibition featuring:

Jason Pinder & Simon Whitehead
Andrea Buckley
Christine Cooper
David Cushley
Graham Dunning
Ed Elliott
Ceri Rhys Matthews
Julie Murphy
Anthony Shapland
Ben Stammers
Teresa Wakeling

Opens/Agoriad 14:00
Saturday 11 June/Sadwrn Mehefin 11
continues until 18 June/Ymlaen hyd Mehefin 18

At: Melin Glonc, Drefelin, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gâr, SA44 5XB

Also another event curated by Roger:
This event is held in Venice
Installation artists who have shown at Rhôd take off their collective hats and travel from Wales to make interventions in a restaurant in Venice.

Including artists:
Michael Cousin
Ann Jordan
Kathryn Campbell Dodd
Mike Murray
Jason Pinder
Good cop bad cop
Jacob Whittaker
Penny Jones
Elizabeth Waterhouse
Kim Fielding
David Shepard
Richard Higlett

Presented by Mari Beynon Owen

We acknowledge the support of
Pane Vino e San Daniele

Saturday, 21 May 2011


Michal Iwanowski presenting his work at this May's FORUM meeting. Picture taken by Helen Warburton.


Film still (2011), Liam O'Connor. Image taken courtesy of Vertical Cinema's website & not part of 'Being' exhibition.

Forum member Liam O'Connor along with six other artists and film makers of December Lab's 'Vertical Cinema' (Jonathon Thomas, Henrik Hedridge, Garrett Lynch, Inga Burrows, Daniel Jeczalik and Freeman & Fine) are currently showing their work in a collaborative exhibition entitled 'Being' at The Wardrobe, High Street Arcade in Cardiff. With a such wide variety of work on display exploring the meaning of 'Being' this is well worth checking out by anyone interested in the moving image. The show is on currently, open 10:00-17:00, running until the 28th of May.

Michael Langford

Saturday, 14 May 2011



This month FORUM will be held in Ffotogallery’s meeting space at Chapter Art Centre. We will meet near in the main foyer (box office) from 6.30 to 6.45 – look out for the person with a FORUM sign! You are welcome to join us after this time, call 02920 668 695 when you arrive, you will be directed to our meeting space.
Thursday evening will feature the chance to hear Cardiff-based photographer Michal Iwanowski talk informally about his practice and projects followed by Q&A. The rest of the evening will be opened up to the floor for any FORUMers to show and discuss works in progress or forthcoming events or opportunities. FORUM is an informal, monthly event aiming to develop a core network of emerging artists together with students and graduates. It is co-ordinated by Ffotogallery and WARP as a space for critical discussion and conversation.
No booking necessary. FORUM is a FREE, drop-in event. If you have any queries or questions please call (029) 2070 8870 or email turnerhouse@ffotogallery.org

Friday, 6 May 2011


Julia Warin and Jeff Pigott (also known as ArtSpark) have been commissioned by Open Empty Spaces to create site-specific work in response to an empty stall in Newport Indoor Market, as part of the 2011 project Stalls and Traders. The installation, entitled 'Kiosk', is a booth crammed with existing and new products created by the artists, which refer to the current financial climate.

The installation will be open to the public from Saturday 30th April - Saturday 28th May 20011 (Mon - Sat, 10:00 - 16:00).

There will be a fantastic opportunity to hear more about the installation and the artists practice at a forthcoming talk on Saturday 14th May from 12:00 - 15:00. This is a free event, however please register your interest at openemptyspaces@hotmail.com and for any other information go to openemptyspaces.co.uk

Also as part of the project, Ania Bas has been commissioned to produce work for Ridley Road Market in Hackney, East London. Bas has undertaken 26 days of research in the market and each day has focused on a different letter of the alphabet, thus creating an A-Z of Ridley Road.

The research that the artist has gathered will form the basis for a series of tours on Friday 20th May and Saturday 21st May. Ania Bas is inviting people to join her on these tours and this will be a brilliant opportunity to gain an insight into the unique community centered within the market. There are 24 slots available and the tours will run between 10:00 and 17:00.

To learn more about her research take a look at a-zmarket.tumblr.com and if you would like to book a place for the tour email aniabas@gmail.com or text 07731509854.